2001 GMC Sierra 1500 4.8L V8 4-speed Automatic 8.1 ft. Bed Consumer Review - flimsy body panels
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 - Consumer Review

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SLE Extended Cab Pickup (4.8L V8 4-speed Automatic 8.1 ft. Bed)

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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 4dr Extended Cab SLE 2WD LB (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

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Be aware of service bulletin # 01-08-66- 014 which addresses sheet metal fracture with accessories such as tool boxes,and ladder racks. My truck has a rack on it which was also on my '99 GMC(which had no problem in 94000 miles).At about 70000 miles the body panels just in front of the tail lights on both side ripped apart and the bed rails collapsed onto the tail lights. Since I am out of warranty(too many miles, not time) that this repair is on my dime - actually $1800. This was my third truck from this dealer and all of them have used the same rack. They told me that when GMC went to the new body style in 2000 they just aren't as strong. BE AWARE!!!

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make body panels of bed stronger so contractors can use this "professional grade" truck.
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